Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Bremerton, Washington
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Long Term Storage
There is a moderate chance that my career will take me to Europe for 3 or 4 years (federal employee). If so, I'd like to transfer my 28 foot sailboat to dry storage, both to save money, and to reduce risk and deterioration.
Here in the Puget Sound, most people keep their boats in the water year round, so there aren't a lot of storage facilities, like there are in colder climates. I don't have a trailer, which means (I think) that I would need a facility near the water with launch and recovery capabilities, as well as stands, keel blocks, etc.
Looking for ideas and suggestions along these lines:
1. Is anyone familiar with dry storage facilities in Puget Sound? Something like Dagmar's Landing?
2. Is there a cost effective way to haul and store a boat in a general (non waterfront) facility?
3. Where can I find information on long term layup procedures (mostly for the engine, but also worried about mold and mildew as well as general deterioration).
Thanks in advance!
1981 Spirit 28 "Bonnie Lass"